ELC earns new research grant

25 September 2014: it was announced today that the English Linguistics Circle has earned renewed funding from the Regional Government of Galicia (Directorate General for Scientific and Technological Promotion) for the period 2014-2015 (grant no. R2014/016; €120.000).


Iria de Dios and Paula Márquez obtain the 2014 Awards for Academic Excellence

8 September 2014: it was announced that Iria de Dios-Flores and Paula Márquez-Caamaño have received the 2014 Awards for Academic Excellence from the Regional Government of Galicia, in recognition of their outstanding academic records as undergraduate students. Congratulations to Iria and Paula, as also to their PhD advisor, J. Carlos Acuña-Fariña! <>


Research grant awarded to Nuria Yáñez-Bouza and the LVTC team

26 August 2014: it was announced that the Regional Government of Galicia (Directorate General for Scientific and Technological Promotion) has awarded research funding to the amount of €88.000 to Nuria Yáñez-Bouza, a member of the LVCT team. Congratulations! <>


Three new FPU postgraduate grants awarded to ELC members

It was announced today that Yolanda Fernández Pena (LVTC team), Iria de Dios Flores (PCC team) and Mario Serrano-Losada (VLCG team) have obtained competitive four-year FPU grants from the Spanish Ministry of Education. Their PhD advisors are, respectively, Javier Pérez-Guerra; J. Carlos Acuña-Fariña; and Teresa Fanego and Belén Méndez-Naya. Congratulations to all three PhD candidates [...]


Elena Seoane has passed the ‘habilitation’ exam

Effective from November 7th 2013 our colleague Elena Seoane, now a member of the LVTC team and formerly of the VLCG team, has passed the habilitation exam (‘acreditación’) qualifying her for promotion to a chair in English Language and Linguistics. Congratulations, Elena!


Elena Seoane is now in charge of the compilation of ICE Gibraltar

Elena Seoane, a member of the LVTC group, Cristina Suárez (UIB) and Lucía Loureiro-Porto (UIB) have joined the ICE project. The ICE (International Corpus of English) project was initiated in 1988 by the late Professor Sidney Greenbaum,  the then Director of the Survey of English Usage, University College London. It is now coordinated by Professor Gerald Nelson [...]


Montserrat Comesaña obtains a position at the University of Minho

Montserrat Comesaña (PCC team), currently a postdoctoral fellow under funding from the Plan for Research, Development and Innovation of the Autonomous Government of Galicia, has obtained a five-year research position at the Center for Research in Psychology (CIPsi) at the University of Minho, Portugal. Congratulations!


David Tizón receives the AEDEAN Book Award 2013 in the category of English language and linguistics

15 November 2013: David Tizón’s research monograph Left dislocation in English: A functional-discoursal approach (Bern: Peter Lang, 2012) has received the 2013 ‘Leocadio Martín Mingorance’ Award to the best book-long publication in the field of  English language and linguistics. The winner of this prestigious prize was publicly announced at the 37th AEDEAN Conference recently held [...]


Two new postgraduate grants awarded to junior ELC members

November 2013: Yolanda Fernández Pena and Mario Serrano Losada have obtained three-year postgraduate grants from the Plan I2C (Directorate General for University Policy) of the Autonomous Government of Galicia. Yolanda is a member of the LVTC team and her PhD advisor is Javier Pérez Guerra; Mario is a member  of the VLCG team, and his PhD [...]


PhD awarded: Fátima Faya

25 September 2013: join us in congratulating Fátima Faya on the completion of her PhD dissertation, entitled Courtesy markers in requests: The case of pray and please in Late Modern English (European Doctorate). Congratulations, too, to her supervisor Belén Méndez-Naya! Examination Committee: Teresa Fanego (University of Santiago de Compostela), María José López Couso (University of Santiago de Compostela), [...]